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Hymn: I would not weep when passing clouds (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: I would not weep when passing clouds

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 268, click to see hymnal pages


I would not weep when passing clouds

Obscure life's sum-mer day,

Or when a deeper gloom o'erspreads my ev-er change-ful way;

But through the drea-riest night of gloom

The darkest clouds of care, 

Look up to heaven's pure, steadfast light,

And seek for solace there.

I would not weep, though one by one

My earthly visions fade;

Nor backward turn to mourn o'er hopes

Of happiness decayed;

But fix my yearning heart on heaven,

Secure of promis'd bliss

In that blest land-howe'er severe

My sorrows seem in this.

I would not weep, though faithful hearts,

The trusting and the kind,

Should go to seek a higher sphere,

While I am left behind:

But lift my thoughts to that abode,

Where, free from every stain,

Their happy spirits fondly wait

To welcome me again.